give my your Light

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“Everything becomes more and more itself.
Here is joy that cannot be shaken.
Our light can swallow up your darkness;
but your darkness cannot now infect our light.”

C.S. Lewis


(they take the bulbs and shades…so life is in the dark / Julie Cook / 2020)

Transition seems to bring about a variance of both light and dark.
I can have a lamp, but without a bulb or electricity, I have only darkness.

The same remains true for the soul.
If there is no light, there is only darkness.

We pray for light.
Give us you light oh Lord…

“In me there is darkness,
But with You there is light;
I am lonely, but You do not leave me;
I am feeble in heart, but with You there is help;
I am restless, but with You there is peace.
In me there is bitterness, but with You there is patience;

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Bless Me to Enable Me To

Bless Me to Enable Me To

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But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. Luke 6:27-28 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation

Are you willing to?

It is our natural inclination to close our ears to words we do not wish to listen to.

Are you willing to suppress that and listen to The Holy Spirits voice as He convicts you?

It is our natural inclination to hate our enemies and make them suffer as much as we can.

Are you willing to love them?

That is not the mushy nonsense you see in movies or on TV.

It is an effort that can only be accomplished by surrendering to the power of The Holy Spirit. It does not mean that you condone nor tolerate abusive behaviour. If you love them…

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Song/Light of the world

Jesus is the Light

Praying to keep my eyes focused on Jesus.

Jesus may my eyes be continually focused on you, and let Your Light shine upon me and direct my path as I walk through this world. Fill me with your love, peace and truth. May Your love flow through me and touch every life I come in contact with. Let me a be a blessing and not a curse. I pray to be your vessel of light. Amen.

John 8:12 ESV Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Our Compassionate God

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You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes. Psalm 138:7

The winter night was cold when someone threw a large stone through a Jewish child’s bedroom window. A star of David had been displayed in the window, along with a menorah to celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. In the child’s town of Billings, Montana, thousands of people—many of them believers in Jesus—responded to the hateful act with compassion. Choosing to identify with the hurt and fear of their Jewish neighbors, they pasted pictures of menorahs in their own windows.

As believers in Jesus, we too receive great compassion. Our Savior humbled Himself to live among us (John 1:14), identifying with us. On our behalf, He, “being in very nature God . . . made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant” (Philippians 2:6–7). Then, feeling as we feel and weeping as we…

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I Know It’s You

My God, My Music, My Life

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I posted this one before but here lately, I have been struggling while trying to keep a brave face. Don’t know if it is seasonal depression or Covid depression or work depression or all the above.  Also, in honor of all the Veteran’s that struggle with PTSD and other mental issues I wanted to say thank you and you are not alone.

I know it’s you

Who checks on me from the doorway

I know it’s you

Who loves me without one word you say

I know it’s you

Who left the Bible by my bed

I know it’s you

Who taught me Jesus rose from the dead

I know it’s you

Who left the guitar

I know it’s you

Who wants me to reach for the stars

I know it’s you

Who loves me with all your heart

I don’t know it’s you

That inside is falling apart

I…

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Oh, Shooting Star

My God, My Music, My Life

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Oh, shooting star why did you fall from the sky?

I guess you felt it was your time to fly

I wonder, did the other stars tell you goodbye?

Did you ever wish to see the light of day?

Will anyone miss you while you are away?

I wonder, did any other star ask you to stay?

Is there a reason you decided to leave?

Did you think you had nothing left to achieve

I wonder, when did you no longer believe?

The night skies will never look the same

You were one in a billion but I knew you by name

I wonder, could I have said, done anything? Am I to blame?

I wish I may, I wish I might

Have this wish I wish tonight

Oh shooting star, I wish that you were still alive

My Coping Cards” for National Suicide Prevention Month - Magic 92.5

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Love your enemies

Keeping focused on God’s love

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Matthew 5:43-48, and again in Luke 6:27-36, Jesus is teaching us to love our enemies. We can say the words ‘I love you’, without meaning what we say. We can say it as easily as saying “Hello”, or ‘Goodbye’. We are being polite, but we are not truly caring about the other person. Now this is where it is going to get harder, ‘Love your enemy, bless those who persecute and you’. I have tried over and over again in this area and failed miserably, so what I am writing is for myself and anyone else who struggles with this.
I have been thinking a lot about Jonah lately. He was a man God used to save the people of Nineveh. Yet he did so unwillingly. He tried to run from His purpose of giving the message of repentance to the people of Nineveh. To say that he did not…

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Do we understand love? Do we really get it?

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See the source imageJohn simply got it. The message from God our Father and our Messiah Jesus is that we should love one another. That is it.

There is nothing else. That is God’s goal for us. Love God and love each other. It is our entire focus. It is the message we proclaim. In fact, the way we know that we have been transferred to The Way of life is that we love one another. If we don’t love one another, then we are as good as dead.

Jesus was clear on this. John got it. We must “get it” as well. This is the good news message. God is love. God is good and in a good mood.  We must love. That is it. May we walk in His love and love everyone we meet today.

For this is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another

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